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Questions tagged [paper-wallet]

Related to the creation and usage of paper wallets, mostly used for cold storage.

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What type of Bitcoin wallet is more secure than others?

What type of Bitcoin wallet is more secure than others among Paper wallet, Physical bitcoin, Mobile wallet and Web wallet ?
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Physical bitcoin vs. Paper wallet?

What is the main difference between a Physical bitcoin and Paper wallet ? And which one is more secure ? And why ?
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Use of Bitcoin paper wallet

A Bitcoin paper wallet contains a pair keys: public key (address used to receive coins) and private key (allows to spend coins stored at that address). Those keys are printed in a form of QR-codes so ...
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I sent some USDT Tether to a Bitcoin Paper Wallet. Can I still claim it back?

I sent some USDT Tether to my bitcoin paper wallet. I have the private key, but how do I extract my USDT from this paper wallet? I also have some left over BTC too.
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Generate a Zcash z-address paper wallet

Is there a way to generate a zcash z-address paper wallet via a javascript implementation? Or do I have to use the zcash command line software to do this?
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Paper wallet generator that can split a private key into multiple parts like a multi-sig transaction?

Are there any paper wallets that lets you split a private key into multiple parts like how a multi-sig transaction works? Sure I can just print out a paper wallet and cut it up into 4 pieces and give ...
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Does Bitcoin have a physical equivalent like US dollars do?

I can send US dollars electronically and they get recorded electronically at my bank. However I can also get a piece of paper to represent different amounts. For example, my bank will give me a '...
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Windows 7 and paper wallets

I was wondering if BTC cold storage or paper wallets can work with Windows 7 and / or Linux Mint? Please advise. Many thanks indeed.
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Retrieve old addresses with coins that were given away for free to friends and family?

Looking for a solution where if I wanted to give away bitcoins or other coins to friends and family for free and being able to retrieve them back if they don't claim it or move it. Many times I gave ...
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Is there a paper wallet generator for the new bech32 bc1xxx segwit address?

Is there a paper wallet generator like bitaddress.org for the new bech32 bc1xxx segwit addresses?
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How can I set up a phone to be my offline wallet?

I have old Android/iOS devices and I want to set up one of them to be my offline bitcoin wallet. I will make the device offline (flight mode), and fully encrypted with a strong password. I hope ...
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Can legacy wallets with 1xxx addresses send to segwit 3xxx and bc1xxx addresses like mycellium that only does 1xxx addresses?

I have mycellium for android and currently they dont support any segwit addresses that has 3xxx or bc1xxx. Can I send out from my mycellium 1xxx address to my segwit 3xxx or bc1xxx address that I ...
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Why is there separate private key for every adress? What should i record for my paper wallet?

Why is there separate private key for every address in Litecoin? What should I record for my paper wallet?
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Safely transferring from a paper wallet [closed]

I am holding for the long term and have a significant amount of bitcoin (~10) in a paper wallet (the actual private key is printed on a piece of paper). To improve security measures and possibly sell ...
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send to online wallet ie spend bitcoin from cold paper wallet ,without losing the remainder

All the answers I see here are just confusing me. What is a ' client '? Is it me, my computer, my online wallet, the person selling to me or buying my bit coin or what ? I just want to know how to ...
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Connect Trezor (T) directly to a printer to generate paper wallets

Is it possible for a Trezor or Trezor T to connect with and directly interface with a printer? The Mycelium Entropy device is very useful to print paper wallets while minimizing MITM attacks. I'd like ...
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Paper Wallet Clarification

If I withdraw all my money from a paper wallet, but don't end up spending the whole balance, should I create a new paper wallet and send that remaining balance to it as opposed to the old wallet?
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Extra security for paper wallets

I want to transfer my bitcoin to a paper wallet for long term storage. However, with the risk of fire/theft etc. I'm not comfortable holding it as a paper printout. So my question (sorry if its too ...
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can an unconfirmed BTC transaction cancelled?

I was sent a payment to my btc wallet and they took screenshot of it being zero pending confirmation, i waited for hours and went ahead and track the transaction but blockchain says no transaction to ...
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Difference between ripple bithomp “account generator” and “paper wallet”

I've recently found a web which allows to create ripple paper wallets. The website is bithomp.com. At bithomp.com there are several buttons. My question is: what's the difference between the Account ...
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Examples of trustworthy ripple paper wallets?

Which are examples of trustworthy ripple paper wallets? I've been reading on the internet and I have found several websites for generating ripple paper wallets: ripply.eu, bithomp.com, gatehub, ...
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how to go about extracting Litebitcoin from my paper wallet

I just set up paper wallet for LBTC I bought . I intend to hold it but sooner or later I would like to trade it. How can I spend money from this wallet ? Is there anything like Exodus that would ...
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I used multibit years ago - now what? (BTC, BTG, BCC etc…)

I have some old wallets from multibit era (~2013). There is no way I can now download the full blockchain, so I need to import these keys into somewhere. Worse still, I also need to import the same ...
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Ripple paper wallet: is “ripplepaperwallet.com” safe?

I've been reading on the internet and I have found several websites for generating Ripple paper wallets: ripply.eu, bithomp.com, gatehub, etc. I'm not sure if these websites are official Ripple ...
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How to make paper wallet from Electrum wallet

I see a lot of information about how to import a paper wallet into Electrum but can't find much in the other direction. I want to generate a paper wallet from bitcoinpaperwallet.com (locally) so that ...
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Are QR codes on paper wallets necessary

I don't have a wireless printer so I'm thinking about writing down the keys by hand on pieces of paper. Obviously I can't copy the QR codes that way. Are they necessary or do they just exist just for ...
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How do I send my coins from my Verge paper wallet?

I have created a paper wallet and send some coins from my account on binance.com to it ... How can I send them back to binance from the wallet?
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BTC and BCH and paper wallet

I have been gifted a paper wallet prior to the BTC/BCH fork. I have set up a Blockchain account and a Coinbase account (both empty at this time) on my computer and my tablet. Do I need 2 accounts ...
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If I transfer bitcoin into Trezor that has been on a paper wallet since 7-31-17. Can I still get BCH and BTG?

If I transfer bitcoin into Trezor that has been on a paper wallet since 7-31-17. Can I still get BCH and BTG? Trezor has a coin-splitting tool, but it says that I had to have held Bitcoin in my Trezor ...
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Is there anyway to check if someone has a bitcoin wallet?

My son passed away years ago and it has been brought to my attention he may have bought a sum of bitcoin years ago. Can someone please tell me how I can check to see if his wallet is still active?
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Sending Bitcoin between paper wallet and hardware wallet offline

Good morning, I'm just beginning this journey into crypto currencies. Right now, I've got my Bitcoin in a wallet at Coinbase. I'd like to keep my Bitcoin in a paper wallet. I think from Coinbase to ...
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Generating paper wallet offline with liteaddress GitHub download

After extracting all the files from the .zip file available at GitHub, which of the files do I need to open from the download in order to generate keys offline. Is it the bitaddress.org html file? ...
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Electrum Wallet: zero mBTC balance after sweeping private address

Have the newest (3.+) ver. of Electrum Wallet. I performed the sweep of the private address to acquire BTC from paper wallet . Wallet menu->Private Keys-> Sweep. Performed the operation, the screen ...
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How can I verify the PGP signature of https://liteaddress.org on Windows?

Suppose I want to download a copy of https://liteaddress.org in order to run it offline in a safe environment. Then how can I verify that the website hasn't been hacked? How can I verify that the ...
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Differences between types of paper wallets at bitaddress.org

What are the differences between the different types of paper wallets offered at bitaddress.org? I think the same question applies for the paper wallets offered at bitcoinpaperwallet.com. On ...
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bitaddress.org: is the public key the same as the Bitcoin address?

For paper wallets generated at bitaddress.org, are the public keys and BTC addresses the same thing?
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Verifying a legitimate version of bitaddress.org on Windows

How can I make sure I am accessing (online) or have downloaded (as an HTML file or from GitHub) a legitimate, trustworthy version of bitaddress.org? In other words, how can I make sure no hacker has ...
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Cold storage, transferable to hardware wallet

As far as I understand, hardware wallets generate a deterministic key space using standard algorithms: starting with a (random) passphrase (and more security tokens?), they are able to rebuild the ...
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Safely generating Bitcoin paper wallets [closed]

I'm new to Bitcoin and I have recently purchased a few fractions of Bitcoin. My BTC are stored on what I understand is an online wallet (a website where I log in using two-factor authentication and ...
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Is https://www.bitaddress.org/ safe to create a paperwallet?

I want to create a paper wallet for cold storage and am not sure of the best way to do that. I heard of https://www.bitaddress.org/, but is it safe if booted from an offline PC? Thank you!
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How to generate a paper wallet?

What do you find the best way to generate a paper wallet for BTC? I've heard of this one: https://keybase.io/warp/warp_1.0.9_SHA256_a2067491ab582bde779f4505055807c2479354633a2216b22cf1e92d1a6e4a87....
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Is it possible to buy bitcoins via an exchange directly into cold storage?

I own a cold storage wallet. I want to buy bitcoins, directly into my offline wallet (in order to avoid extra transfer fees). I understand i have to pay exchange fees. What I want to avoid is: buy ...
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Can I send bitcoin from paper wallet directly to hardware wallet?

Can I send bitcoin from my paper wallet to my hardware Ledger wallet without using blockchain wallet?
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transfer coins from Bitaddress.org, paper wallet to My Gemini Exchange account

I'm trying to figure out how to transfer my btc from my bitaddress paper wallet, to my Gemini exchange account. Reading Gemini instructions is far from clear.
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Multi coin paper wallet generator?

Is there a site where I can generate paper wallets for multiple cryptocurrency addresses?
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2013 Paper Wallet Issues

Thought I made a paper wallet in 2013 with 2 coins, just checked it is showing empty. The blockchain transaction showing unspent as of when I made the wallet in 2013. I thought it was in the paper ...
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Claim Bitcoin cash using bitcoin.com wallet?

I had my BTC stored in a paper wallet before the August 1st split. Now I wanted to take out my BTC and BCC. I used a BTC wallet from Bitcoin.com to sweep the paper wallet. Then using a BCC wallet I ...
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How to claim Bitcoin Cash & Bitcoin Gold from paper wallet

Before the first Bitcoin fork (August 1st) I put all my Bitcoin into a paper wallet. I kind of forgot about it. Now I think I can claim Bitcoin cash as well. Now there has been another fork resulting ...
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Stuck recovering what appears to be a seed for a wallet

I've been passed a piece of text from my father who's not really interested in the crypto space. He claims he bought a fraction of a coin a few years ago (about 4) and placed the wallet on a paper ...
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Claim Bitcoin Gold from my paper wallet [duplicate]

I have asked similar questions in the past, But I didn't get a clear answer yet. I have my bitcoins in a paper wallet, Everywhere I am reading that exchanges like yobit,hitbtc etc will support bitcoin ...